Robert A. Hingston

Top rated Construction Litigation attorney in Pinecrest, Florida

Welbaum Guernsey, LLP
Robert A. Hingston
Welbaum Guernsey, LLP

Practice Areas: Construction Litigation, Surety, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1974

Education: University of Florida Levin College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Welbaum Guernsey, LLP

7740 S.W. 104th Street
Suite 204
Pinecrest, FL 33156 Visit website


As an attorney at Welbaum Guernsey, LLP, Robert A. Hingston represents clients in Miami and Coral Gables, as well as those in Miami-Dade County and throughout South Florida. He focuses his practice on handling cases that involve alternative dispute resolution, surety, business and construction litigation.

In 1971, Mr. Hingston received a Bachelor of Arts from Ripon College. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

When they go to court, legal matters often take a substantial amount of time and money to resolve. Keeping that in mind, Mr. Hingston is adept at helping clients find solutions through alternative methods, such as negotiation and mediation. He knows when to seek resolutions for problems outside the courtroom and when a trial is necessary.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Hingston has successfully handled all aspects of construction law and surety issues at the state and federal levels. From drafting contracts to appealing a court ruling, he boldly takes on even the most complex cases. As a testament to his accomplishments, Mr. Hingston has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A published author and frequent lecturer, Mr. Hingston is highly involved in the legal community. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial, and Insurance Practice and Litigation sections, The Florida Bar and the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Hingston is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.


*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice areas

Construction Litigation: Business, Surety, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Litigation

Focus areas

Arbitration, Construction Defects, Fidelity, Guarantee & Surety

  • 60% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 30% Surety
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 0% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 1974, Florida

Professional Webpage:

  • , Super Lawyers, 2011-2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Member, Planning and Zoning Board, 2008-2011, Chairman, 2009-2011
  • Optimist Club of Suniland, Member, Life Optimist
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Vice-Mayor, 1996-1998; 2001-2002; 2005-2006
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Village Manager Search Committee, Member, 2011
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Council Member, 1996 - 2006
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Community Center Advisory Committee, Member, 2010
  • Howard Palmetto Baseball Softball Association, Member
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • American Arbitration Association, National Panel of Arbitrators (Construction), 1982 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, Forum Committee of the Construction Industry, 1984 - Present
  • Chairman, Dade County Bar, Construction Law Committee, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member, Construction Committee, 1981 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Member, Fidelity and Surety Committee, 1979 - Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Basic Construction Law, The Florida Bar, 1992
  • Florida Construction Law: What Do You Do When...?, National Business Institute, 1993 - 1997
  • Construction Payment Remedies in Florida, National Business Institute, 1999 - 2000
  • Florida Law for Design Professionals, Lorman Educational Services, 2000 - 2001
  • Construction Lien Law and Strategies in Florida, National Business Institute, 2001
  • Construction Insurance, Bonding, and Liens in Florida, Lorman Educational Services, 2005 - 2006
  • Understanding Structural Engineering for the Construction Industry in Florida, Lorman Educational Services, 2005
  • Resolving Construction Disputes in Florida: Effective Use of Mediation, Arbitration, and Other Processes, National Business Institute, 2005
  • Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects, National Business Institute, 2006
  • Lecturer, American Arbitration Association
  • Co-Author, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Chapter, Florida Construction Law and Practice 2ed., The Florida Bar
  • Lecturer, Construction Law Committee, Dade County Bar Association
  • Construction Change Orders, National Business Institute, 2007
Educational Background:
  • Ripon College, B.A., 1971
Industry Groups:
  • American Bar Association- Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (Fidelity And Surety Committee
  • Dispute Resolution Committee)
  • Forum On The Construction Industry
  • Litigation Section (Construction Committee)

Office location for Robert A. Hingston

7740 S.W. 104th Street
Suite 204
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Phone: 305-332-8567


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

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